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Trump Slams 'Failing' New York Times Reporter

Dibyendu Roy Chowdhury
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Dibyendu Roy Chowdhury
Trump Slams 'Failing' New York Times Reporter

It’s no secret anymore that the media is biased towards President Donald Trump. Studies by Media Research Center as well as Harvard have proved how the president has been receiving hostile coverage since taking office.

A New York Times story on Sunday, for example, stated that Trump has failed to fulfill his campaign promises to undo important Obama administration policies.

Trump, however, shot back at The Times.

He called the newspaper “failing” and suggested that they should mention his successes like exiting the Paris climate agreement and getting conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch on the Supreme Court.

“The Failing @nytimes, in a story by Peter Baker, should have mentioned the rapid terminations by me of TPP & The Paris Accord & the fast ... approvals of The Keystone XL & Dakota Access pipelines” Trump suggested on Twitter. “Also, look at the recent EPA cancelations & our great new Supreme Court Justice!”

The story titled, “Promise the Moon? Easy for Trump. But Now Comes the Reckoning” pointed that during the presidential campaign trail, Trump called ObamaCare “outrageous” and the 2015 Iran nuclear deal “one of the worst and one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into.”

Nearly nine months have passed, but Trump has yet to dismantle either, the story stated.

In his response on Twitter, Trump also mentioned the prompt approval of the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines. During Obama’s administration, the approval was held up by lengthy environmental and approval processes.

Trump also pointed out that in March he ended the unfair trade deal of the TPP, or the Trans Pacific Partnership along with rolling back regulations on the American fossil fuel industry.

Baker is The Times’ chief White House correspondent. Known as a straight-news reporter, he has been writing columns against Trump for a long time, attacking his every single step.

The New York Times may disagree that they’re “failing,” but many media watchdogs feel that media is taking “hard turn to the left”.

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